Recruiting young people
Attracting and recruiting young people from the local community can help develop a more diverse future workforce, offering pathways to young candidates who might not have considered careers in the NHS.
NHS Employers is supporting The Prince’s Trust's health and social care programme, working to improve access for young people from diverse backgrounds into sustainable jobs and apprenticeships in health and care.
The fully funded scheme offers pre-employment programmes and one-to-one mentoring for young people, who have the opportunity to develop skills, confidence and first-hand experience of working in the sector, while employers benefit from work ready candidates to fill workforce vacancies.
The Prince's Trust programme
Busting myths on recruiting under 18s into the NHS
Read our guidance on good employment practice when employing people under the age of 18 years old.
The Prince's Trust NHS partnership programme
Details of how NHS Employers works with the Prince's Trust on its health and social care programme.
Reducing the delay between job offer and start date
Tips to streamline your recruitment process for young people and reduce the delay between job offer and start date.
Widening local participation through partnering with The Prince's Trust
Read about how a Manchester trust is supporting more young people into employment through its new partnership with The Prince's Trust.
5 January 2023
UHB's work with The Prince's Trust sees decade of success
Learn how University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust has worked with The Prince's Trust to recruit and retain more young people.
12 December 2022
The apprenticeships pathway boosting young people's recruitment
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust has supported 240 young people through a pre-employment programme focusing on apprenticeships.
25 November 2022
Recruiting young people into the ambulance service with The Prince’s Trust
Learn how one ambulance trust has worked with The Prince's Trust to prepare young people to successfully apply for roles within the organisation.
17 November 2022
Get Into Hospitals programme: The Prince's Trust
Read how East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) partnered with The Prince’s Trust to run the Get Into Hospitals programme.
Supporting young people through the full recruitment process
Read how NHS organisations in Norfolk have teamed up to offer packages of employment support for young candidates.
Social media tips to attract young staff
See top tips from two NHS trusts on how they are using social media to attract and recruit young people.
Education and training
Resources to help you navigate the range of training options and guidance to support your existing and future workforce.
Recruiting from your local community
Information, tools, resources and good employer practice to support your local recruitment and employment strategies.